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Saturday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Become Your Child's Advocate

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 Become Your Child's Advocate panel is an open conversation between professionals in the special education field and parents of children with special needs. The panel is one approach to identify when a child may have a learning disability and the basic steps parents need to follow in order to get the appropriate treatment and educational program. Our purpose is to bring awareness to the most common challenges parents faced while raising a child with special needs and trying to navigate the school and legal systems.

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Erika Garza

Erika Garza, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist & Journalist. Experience diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, including cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of community mental health systems. Specialized in working with at-risk adults... Read More →

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Samuel Girguis

Samuel M. Girguis, PsyD, is the Director of the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at Azusa Pacific University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in child/adolescent trauma assessment/intervention. Prior to working at APU, Dr Girguis was... Read More →
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Abby Tanori

Abby's expertise ranges from public relations to video production, photography and marketing. As an affiliate producer for Univision Network, publicist to the likes of Kirk Franklin and other Fortune 500 companies; Abby brings a customized touch to marketing and publicity. Abby has produced... Read More →
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Giovanna Healy

Giovanna Healy is an entrepreneur and co-founder at Sisters Of Strength. She was born in Colombia and spent several years of her life in Europe while attending school. She migrated to California a decade ago and made Los Angeles her home. Giovanna received her Masters degree... Read More →
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Tim Adams

Tim is the President and CEO of Adams & Associates APLC, a disability rights law firm. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in California... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
LA Times En Español Stage